Thursday, 7 March 2019

Exposure to Disruptive Technologies and Innovations to Make Youth More Job Ready:Rakesh Bharti Mittal

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Chandigarh 07th Mar, 2019:- V P Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh while addressing CII North India Business Conference at Chandigarh , said that agriculture sector can prove to be a game changer for North Indian industry. He emphasized upon the need of collaboration between government, industry, academia and various technical institutions to conduct research that can be adapted at the grass root levels in order to achieve the envisioned national goals.
V P Singh Badnore also informed the participants about ‘Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster’ which is a body formed with an objective of undertaking industrial research and how such research can be utilized for the improvement Agriculture as well as allied sectors like Food Processing, Logistics, Cold Chain and many more. He urged CII to contribute to this cluster by bringing about critical stakeholders on this futuristic platform.
Rakesh Bharti Mittal, President CII, in his address elaborated upon the various initiatives and activities carried by CII in the past year that especially focused on employment generation and skill enhancement for the youth of India.
He further highlighted that keeping in view the advent of an era of disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things, Big Data, etc. we must ensure that the youth of our country is well trained to understand and use these innovations, which would adequately address issues around skills and employment. He stressed that industry should not only partner with academia for recruitment but should also involve educational institutions while they design their curriculum as to what kind of skillset can make the youth more employment ready.
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII also addressed the gathering and highlighted that CII wants to partner with the State Governments in Northern Region for setting up incubation hubs for start-ups in collaboration between member firms and higher education institutions. CII also wants to open more model career centres in northern region with the help of member firms. He added that the CII Model Career Centre in Gurgaon created approximately 40,000 jobs last year and the same effort should be replicated in the length and breadth of the country.
Sachit Jain, Chairman CII Northern Region expressed his views by saying that we in CII fully share the vision of ‘New India’ and strive to work closely with concerned state governments and civil society to realize the goals set out under this Mission which is a progressive country in every aspect, be it healthcare, manufacturing, clean cities, energy efficiency and so on.
Sameer Gupta, Vice-President CII Northern Region proposed the formal vote of thanks and louded upon path breaking initiatives of the government such as Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujwala Yojana, Digital India, National Health Protection Scheme, MUDRA Bank, Startup and Standup Programme etc. and added that many of these programmes have started yielding positive results on the ground.

S S Jeweller's New Venture - 'SS Jewellers Plus': Aims at Meeting Growing Demand for Everyday Wear Jewellery

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Chandigarh 07th Mar, 2019:- A jewellery outlet - 'SS Jewellers Plus', located at Aggarsain Chowk, Opp. Bal Bhawan, Ambala City has been unveiled. At the inaugural event, MLA of Ambala City -Aseem Goyal was the chief guest. The inauguration took place on the eve of International Women's day, to salute the power of womanhood and Akanksha Dhiman, an established model, who has been Miss India Pacific World 2016,  was accompanied by Priya , a Miss Himachal 2016 finalist & Rachita Joshi who is a model with many music albums under her belt, participated in the glamour filled event. 'SS Jewellers Plus' announced entry of famous jewellery brand S S Jewellers in the fast growing affordable jewellery market.  The inauguration was unique not just because of the models who graced it, but also due to a large 7ft by 7ft book that was kept outside the store which showcased the brand's communication, USP of the store and jewellery pictures etc.
Aneesh Aggarwal, Director, SS Jewellers said that with the new outlet we are now in a new market space of 'high quality-yet competitively priced ' segment of the jewellery retail industry. We have positioned our new venture as one which provides jewellery across genres of gold, diamond and silver at very attractive rates. The tagline 'Sabse Sasta, Sabse Sundar' encapsulates the vision behind the new venture.
It is noteworthy that before opening of 'S S Jewellers Plus', the S S Jewellers  brand has been successfully catering to more of a high end  and expensive diamond, gold and kundan jewellery market, mainly meant for wedding and bridal wear. He added further that almost 90 per cent of the jewellery available in the new outlet  will be priced below Rs 2 lakhs and almost 50 per cent of this, will be below Rs 75,000 – whether it is gold or diamond. This will bring gold and diamond jewellery within reach of a mass audience.
The new vertical of S S Jewellers will be creating jewellery as well as meeting demand for everyday wear jewellery by young college and office going girls. The designs have specially been made keeping the theme of 'young & trendy' in mind.
Sachin Aggarwal, the other Director of S S Jewellers, said that we have designed a wide range of jewellery sets. There are light weight gold jewellery products for daily wear. An array of inexpensive wedding sets of less than 60 grams for the lower middle class people too is available. We have jewellery that starts at as low as Rs 5000/-. The customers at this price point exist in large numbers in the villages in and around Ambala.
The USP of 'S S Jewellers Plus' is certainly the great variety and attractive price points that the founders have kept for the range available. The same has been made possible by slashing making charges to as less as 8 per cent , which normally for most high end jewellery of SS Jewellers is around 15-20 per cent.
Manish Aggarwal, the third Director of S S Jewellers, said that we have also noticed that the younger generation and even newly-weds prefer buying everyday wear gold and diamond jewellery and this market will also be catered to.
The ambience  of this store is done up in such a way that it will suit the taste of the new age buyer who wants good aesthetics, comfortable sitting and great customer service.

Health Conclave & Awards Event Held at PGI

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Chandigarh 07th Mar, 2019:- SPEAK India Health Conclave was organized by Society for Promotion of Ethical and Affordable Health Care (SPEAK), in collaboration with Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research at the auditorium of Advanced Pediatric Centre, on Sunday. The theme of the conclave was 'reducing spending on wasteful and unethical medical practices’.
First session was dedicated to ‘laying down of protocols by eminent and senior doctors’. Dr SK Sharma, ex-director, & HOD Urology PGI stated that  most cases of Prostate  enlargement, a common condition in elderly males can be treated with medicines and lasers and only small percentage require surgery, Dr TS Mahant, of Fortis also endorsed the same view that more than 90% cases of chronic heart disease do not require stenting or surgery,
Padma Shri Dr Harsh Kumar, from New Delhi said that the same thing about glaucoma i.e surgery should be the last resort.
Dr Neeraj Gupta said one third cases of joint replacement surgery is in appropriate.
Dr TS Thakur of  PGI said if healthy life style is followed, especially control of obesity most of the deaths due to advanced non-communicable diseases can be saved.
Dr Vinay Sakhuja, emphasized the role of teaching ethics in MBBS as a big step forward in providing affordable patient care.
Dr SS Baijal, of  Medanta talked of avoidable interventions in radiology  and Dr SK Jindal cautioned about aggressive care in end of life situations.
In the second session Dr R Kumar, President SPEAK advised to focus on wellness. He said that this will obviate the need to set up more AIIMS or PGIs thus saving lot of money of the nation. Dr R Kumar added that the Society also honoured eminent and ethical doctors/hospitals so as to send a message across that the country can usher in ‘healthy India’ only, if we make medical care ethical.
Awards of Excellence were conferred by the Chief Guest, Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal of Punjab and Haryana High Court on Dr Harsh Kumar, Dr Vinay Sakhuja, Dr TD Singh, Dr SS Baijal and Dr TS Mahant. Institution awards were given to Prof Kanchan Bhardwaj Patiala, Dr Neeraj Gupta GMSH-16, Dr Gurinderjit Singh and others, Mohandai Oswai hospital Ludhiana. Prof I. S Jain Memorial Gold Medal went to Prof Amod Gupta, and the Silver medal went to Dr Simar Rajan Singh, for being the best student from Advanced Eye Centre, PGI.
The chief guest admired the efforts of SPEAK India and advised not to waste national resources, when there is no hope of recovery.

Social’s Women Day Comic Offers Insight Into Inequalities Rampant in Society

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Chandigarh 07th Mar, 2019:- Women’s Day is upon us, yet again, with offers aplenty available wherever a lady steps out to, contrasted by widespread commentary on the significance of this day and whether women even need a special day or not.
This is why, Social, your friendly neighborhood café bar, and dojo of all things cultural, has decided to focus on the reality of what women have to deal with on a daily basis. To bring into notice the fact that only fraction of a women in this country have a access to menstrual hygiene, Sector 7 Social is asking its patrons to donate towards sponsoring women’s sanitary needs for a year. With a small donation of INR 300, you can cover sanitary needs of 1 woman for around a year, and that is the small step Sector 7 Social is asking you to take so we as a society can take a giant leap forward in ensuring Women’s Health in the city.
In addition, Social, in collaboration with Good Bad Comics (Aditi Mali), has crafted a one-page comic strip depicting what a woman goes through on a regular night out vis-à-vis how it should be.
The concept behind the comic strip is Balance for Better, envisioning a society where the gender imbalance is set right, where women and men are treated the same, & can feel safe, secure and heard. Social will be distributing this comic to everyone who walks into the outlets on the 8th, at a pan-India level, and will be disseminating copies to leading publications, media journals and influencers to ensure that this crucial information reaches as many people as it can. Social believes that the impact lies in making a change from the grassroots level, and starting from the ground up.
Shobita Kadan, Marketing Director, Impresario, said that Social has always been at the forefront of change, and as a brand, it has always stood for empowering people, no matter their gender, age, caste or race. For us, women are equal to men, and it is a sad truth that we are in 2019, and still having to fight for opportunities, safety and to get our voices heard. Our hope is that this comic reaches as many people as possible, and lets them know Social stands for balance. 

Sameer Gupta Takes Over as Chairman CII Northern Region: Nikhil Sawhney Elected as Vice Chairman

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Chandigarh 07th Mar, 2019:- Sameer Gupta and Nikhil Sawhney have been elected as the Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of CII Northern Region for the year 2019-20.
The new incumbents were elected during the first meeting of the newly elected Regional Council members held in Chandigarh, today.  Sameer Gupta will head the CII Northern Region which comprises Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Union Territory Chandigarh.
Elaborating on the priorities for the 2019-20, Sameer Gupta said that our initiatives for the year would primarily focus on enhancing industry competitiveness, fostering ground for favorable industry policies, skill development and inclusivity, adoption of contemporary technology and innovations and working towards provisioning opportunities for industrial growth & development.
Sameer Gupta, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Jakson Group which is one of the Country’s leading diversified power companies. The group is today a business conglomerate with three business verticals–Generating Set Business, Solar Business and EPC Business. Jakson Group also entered the Hospitality business in the year 2012. Sameer Gupta has been associated with the Confederation at Northern Region in various capacities. He has had Chaired the CII Uttar Pradesh State Council and also chaired the Indian Green Building Council, Uttar Pradesh Chapter as well as Regional Committee on Family Business Network for CII Northern Region.

Nikhil Sawhney, is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Triveni Turbines Ltd and a Director with Triveni Engineering and Industries Limited and GE Triveni Limited. The Companies occupy leadership positions in their respective businesses of sugar manufacturing and engineered-to-order mechanical equipment spanning 14 manufacturing locations in India.
Nikhil Sawhney follows a principle of responsible corporate citizenry and has initiated several community initiatives, including rural community-based self-help programs as well as the Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative covering 250,000 of Triveni’s sugarcane farmers. He has helped found the CII-Triveni Water Institute and is an active trustee of the Tirath Ram Shah Charitable Hospital and the Emmanuel College India Trust, as well as a Fellow of the Aspen Institute of India and the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is the Co-Chair of CII National Committee on Capital Goods and Engineering and was also a member of CII Manufacturing Council for the year 2015-16.